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[loj-uh, loh-jee-uh; Italian lawd-jah] /ˈlɒdʒ ə, ˈloʊ dʒi ə; Italian ˈlɔd dʒɑ/
noun, plural loggias Italian, loggie
[lawd-je] /ˈlɔd dʒɛ/ (Show IPA)
a gallery or arcade open to the air on at least one side.
a space within the body of a building but open to the air on one side, serving as an open-air room or as an entrance porch.
Origin of loggia
From Italian, dating back to 1735-45; See origin at lodge Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for loggia
Historical Examples
  • The company rose from their places in the loggia, and there were greetings and introductions.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • Gino got out a guitar and sang too, sitting out on the loggia.

  • They were sitting together on the loggia when the letter arrived.

  • The lamp was tossed across the room, out through the loggia.

  • I went towards the house and in the loggia came face to face with Cosimo.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • He found her in conversation with Francesco and Gonzaga, seated in the loggia of the dining-room.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • He could have it in bed if he liked, or in the loggia or livingroom, or billiard-room.

  • I am writing these lines in the loggia or vestibule which opens from the great hall.

    Pagan and Christian Rome Rodolfo Lanciani
  • Amilcare and his wife were led to the broad window and out on to the loggia.

    Little Novels of Italy Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • They are very near the loggia where the papal blessing will be pro54nounced.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
British Dictionary definitions for loggia


/ˈlɒdʒə; ˈlɒdʒɪə/
noun (pl) -gias, -gie (-dʒɛ)
a covered area on the side of a building, esp one that serves as a porch
an open balcony in a theatre
Word Origin
C17: Italian, from French loge. See lodge
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Word Origin and History for loggia

"roofed galley used as an open-air room," 1742, from Italian loggia, from French loge (see lodge (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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